The One Thing Talent Development Should Do Right Now

Friday, September 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Michelle Braden, Vice President, Global Talent Development, Wex, Inc; Eivind Slaaen, Head of People & Culture Development, Hilti AG; Lou Tedrick, VP, Global Learning & Development, Verizon; and John Cone', Principal Catalyst, the 11th Hour Group

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We are still in the grips of a huge disruption. Sometimes crisis mode will prompt us to make a quick fix; but we need to remember that it may not always be permanent. Now is the time to plan for the short term and long-term. Join three talent development executives to explore the best thing you can do right now to prepare for the future.

During this webcast, you will learn:

  • A case for redefining your talent development operating model to better align to the business
  • How to revisit your talent development agenda and rethink your value proposition
  • Why measuring talent development outcomes has never been more important


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Michelle Braden
Michelle Braden

Vice President, Global Talent Development, Wex, Inc

Michelle Braden is passionate about learning and development – and, about using her business-savvy and leadership expertise to look beyond typical adult learning strategies and towards innovative talent development approaches that drive true business impact. She is laser-focused on enabling team members of WEX to grow as individuals and professionals in their careers, while delivering upon business goals and providing world-class services and solutions in the financial technology industry. Michelle recently left TELUS International after serving as their Chief Learning Officer and Vice President of Global Learning Excellence for more than six years. There, along with her globally-based team, Michelle built a multi-award-winning learning strategy, which has fundamentally changed how the organization built and maintained a robust leadership pipeline to support its fast growth while providing team members with a comprehensive learning journey throughout their TI career. With 25 years of successful management experience in and around leadership and talent development, instructional design/development, information technology, and sales domains in companies that include Xerox and SAP, Michelle understands the impact that proficient and fulfilled employees have on engagement, attrition, and business performance. 

Eivind Slaaen
Eivind Slaaen

Head of People & Culture Development, Hilti AG

Eivind Slaaen is a member of the Hilti Senior Management Team, responsible for the development of the corporate culture, the global learning agenda and strategic HR projects. Eivind holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He began his Hilti career in January 1991 as a project manager in Corporate Finance at Headquarters in Liechtenstein. After various positions in Finance in North America and corporate headquarters, he was Head of Finance, IT and HR in Sweden and Denmark before taking a role as HR Business Partner for one mature and one emerging region. His current role was established as an outcome of a Hilti HR Strategy back in 2008. Eivind is passionate about designing and implementing pragmatic and effective global HR solutions to impact business results. He has a deep understanding of corporate culture, leadership development and learning in the flow of work. He is an accredited coach and enjoys coaching leaders around the world. Eivind chairs the IMD Executive Education Advisory Council. He is also a founding member of the ATD CTDO Next, a group of talent thought leaders that shape what’s next in talent development.  

Lou Tedrick
Lou Tedrick

VP, Global Learning & Development, Verizon

As the Vice President of Global Learning & Development at Verizon, Lou is responsible for enterprise-wide learning and development, including leadership development, product training, customer service and sales training for consumer and business channels, network and IT technical training, operations and analytics, and online performance support, among other functions. Lou manages a virtual team of 920 FTES. Prior to Verizon, Lou was a Management and Organizational Consultant with OhioHealth, and she held various HR positions with CompuServe. Under her leadership, Verizon Wireless/Verizon has been recognized 12 consecutive years as a Training magazine Top 125 organization, ranking #1 in 2012 and 2013. Verizon was inducted into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame in 2014 where they remain an active member. Verizon also ranked #4 in the 2018 ATD BEST awards. Her team has received a number of Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards and an ROI Institute Award of Excellence for Best Impact Study in 2013 and 2014. 

John Cone'
John Cone'

Principal Catalyst, the 11th Hour Group

John Coné has worked in talent development for over 40 years. In that time, he’s served as a CLO, a VP of HR, on the boards of non-profit and for-profit learning companies and organizations, including ATD, and as a consultant and advisor to CLOs at more than a dozen major companies and to the federal government. He writes and speaks on issues of talent development, with emphasis on strategy, the implications of technology, and the future of learning. He chairs the Chief Learning & Talent officers Board for the Institute for Corporate Productivity. He serves as Catalyst of CTDO Next, and in this role he facilitates a think tank approach to the network’s applied thought leadership.

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